Which Cellular phones work with the device?

Which Cellular phones work with the device?

Article ID: 3028  |  Published: 1/22/2014  |  Last Updated: 1/22/2014



Answer:

Due to the nature in which technology rapidly changes, we currently can’t make recommendations for cell phone options or provide support for this feature.  

However, there is a method to send/receive SMS text messages via email without requiring bluetooth or a compatible phone. You can send a text message to a receiving cell phone via the mydvox email (or 3rd party email).  Here is an article that goes into more detail.  http://www.dynavoxtech.com/support/kb/details/?id=3869

If the email option above is not a viable option, here is a list of cellular phones that DynaVox has tested over the years to find those that are compatible with Text Messaging on the V/Vmax devices. At a minimum, the phone must have Bluetooth capabilities. It’s best to test the phone with the vendor to assess compatibility before purchasing if you decide you want to try this. 

Cellular phone technology and models change at a very rapid pace. The table below lists the cellular phones that have been tested:

Compatible Phones

Incompatible Phones

Manufacturer

Model

Manufacturer

Model

Nokia

6102i

Blackberry

7130e

Nokia

6103

Blackberry

8700

Motorola

L2

Blackberry

8100

Motorola

V196

LG

CG300

Motorola

RAZRV3**

Motorola Moto

EM330

Motorola

W490

Nokia

6620

Samsung Propel

A767

Nokia

Mural

Sony Ericsson

T610

Nokia

6350

Sony Ericsson

Z520a

Nokia

3711

Sony Ericsson

S710a

Samsung

SGH-T809

Sony Ericsson

W600i

iPhones

Sony Ericsson

W518a

Sony Ericsson

Equinox

** T-Mobile service only

Some cellular phones have special issues or processes that you should know about when you create a Bluetooth link between your device and your phone. These phones and their specific Bluetooth connection issues are listed in the   article.

Based on the results of testing, and on similarities between models, we have compiled a list of current phones which have not been tested but may work. This list is merely a guideline. You should make sure that the vendor will accept returns before you commit to purchasing any cellular phone.

If you are uncertain which model to purchase, the best approach would be to bring your V/Vmax device and Bluetooth adapter along with you to the office of your cellular provider. Most vendors will allow you to try out the model of phone you are considering to make sure that it works before you make the purchase.